Veronica Fraley - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Veronica Fraley Season 2023-24

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Class Graduate
Hometown Raleigh, N.C.
High School Wakefield
Event Throws
Major Human Development Studies
Bio

Career Results

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Rebuilding the Engine
Youtube — World Athletics Championships Preview

Student-Athlete Highlights 
• Two-time qualifier for the World Championships (2022, ’23) 
• Selected to compete in the 2023 Pan American Games
• Qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (Jun. 19, 2021)

• Qualifier for the Pan American U20 Championships (2019)
• Two second-team All-America selections (discus, outdoor shot put)
• Two East Region titles (discus, shot put) 
• One SEC title (discus)
• One SEC bronze medal (indoor shot put)
• One school record at Vanderbilt 
• Two program all-time top 10 marks at Vanderbilt  

Academic Honors 
• 2023 USTFCCCA All-Academic
• 2023 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Books 
• Holds school record in the discus (206′ 2/62.84m) 
• Second in Vanderbilt history in the outdoor shot put (58′ 6.5/17.84m) 
• Second in Vanderbilt history in the indoor shot put (56′ 7.25/17.25m) 
• Holds Bernie Moore Track Stadium facility record in the discus (206′ 2/62.84m)  

As a Graduate Student (2024)
• Seventh in the shot put (16.59m) at the SEC Indoor Championships
• Third overall, top collegiate finisher in the shot put (16.68m, invite) at the Vanderbilt Invitational
• Second overall, top collegiate finisher in the shot put (17.21m, invite) at the Commodore Challenge

As a Graduate Student (2023) 
• Undefeated in the discus through seven meets
15th overall in the qualifying round of the discus (59.20m) at the World Athletics Championships
Fourth in the discus (57.90m) at the USATF Outdoor Championships
Ninth in the shot put (17.84m) and 17th in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
• East Region champion in the shot put (17.77m) and discus (56.51m)
• SEC champion in the discus (62.84m), third place in the indoor shot put (17.25m), fourth place in the outdoor shot put (17.23m) 

The Fraley File
Veronica Fraley competed for Clemson from 2019 to 2021. She qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, where she finished 10th overall (56.73m). In 2021, she advanced to the NCAA Championships in the shot put and discus, earning second-team All-America honors in the discus. At the 2021 ACC Indoor Championships, Fraley placed fourth in the shot put (16.00m), and she was sixth in the same event (15.72m) at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships. At the 2022 outdoor conference championships, she was third in the shot put (16.46m) and fifth in the discus (54.95m). As a freshman in 2019, Fraley competed at the Pan American U20 Championships, representing Team USA on the international stage for the first time in her career. At the Pan American event, she finished first among Americans and fifth overall. That year, she also advanced to the NCAA East Regional in the discus.